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On 5/5/05 we received the following email granting permission:
This is granting permission to host Burden|Hand on the LMA. Please see the conditions below. We reserve the right to modify these permissions at any time. This taping policy will also be located on our website ( www.burdenhand.com).
Official Taping Policy
Burden|Hand allow their fans to freely record and trade audience source recordings of their live performances, in a variety of formats. However, certain rules do apply. The bottom line is that taping is a privilege granted by the band to their fans. By respecting these simple rules you can help guarantee that the band will always be able to allow their fans to tape and trade their shows.
Audience taping is permitted at all shows by Burden|Hand.
-- All taping is limited to audience audio sources only.
Please do not bring cameras of any kind to any Burden|Hand show. If you are looking to photograph a show, you must get written consent and a photo pass from the band. To contact the band for photo passes, e-mail email@example.com.
Currently, there is no ticketed "Taper's section" at Burden|Hand shows, so there are no specific "Taper's Tickets". Equipment location and microphone placement is governed first by the venue and second by Burden|Hand and their management. The foremost restriction is that the band asks that tapers not obstruct the line of sight, which extends between the soundboard and the stage. This doesn't mean that "Front of Board" recording is not allowed; rather, it means that tapers must place their mics and decks in spaces that are not in the way of the Engineer or venue.
The band wants to be as accommodating to tapers as possible. However, in order to make this happen, the band asks that you adhere to a simple set of rules designed to guarantee they enjoyment of the audience and the tapers alike.
Audio Taping Rules:
- Soundboard patches are not available at any performances by Burden|Hand.
- Tapers must bring, and are responsible, for all of their own equipment.
Please don't ask the venue or Burden|Hand to provide you with the gear that you forgot.
- The enjoyment of the audience in attendance at a concert always takes precedence over recording efforts.
This means that at no time should tapers ever require other patrons to be quiet or otherwise interfere with their enjoyment of the show. Be smart about where you set up your gear: when you tape, you tape at your own risk.
- Audience taping at Burden|Hand concerts is authorized for non-commercial purposes only. Unauthorized sale, duplication and/or distribution is in violation of applicable laws and is strictly forbidden. All performances by Burden|Hand and recordings are the exclusive property of Burden|Hand. All rights reserved. The rights to record Burden|Hand performances set forth in this policy constitute an express, revocable license. We reserve the right to withdraw our sanction of recording, tape trading, and/or non-commercial digital audio file transfers on a case specific basis or in general, as we deem necessary. No waiver of any copyright or trademark right is intended.
- All participants in audio recording exchange (regardless of format) acknowledge and respect the copyrights and exclusive ownership of the music and performances by the performers, writers and publishers. In plain English, this means that the music contained on any recording of a performance by Burden|Hand, be it a studio album or live recording, is the possession of Burden|Hand.
- All taping must be for personal use only, which may include trading (via analog or digital tape, CD, or digital file transfer). Recordings may be traded only for an equivalent amount of similar media (DATs, cassettes, or Compact Discs, pre-recorded or blank). Regardless of any expenses incurred in duplicating a recording, no money may ever be exchanged as part of a trade. However, stamped, self-addressed envelopes may be included with blank media, allowing for fans to engage in "blanks and postage" (b-n-p) arrangements.
- The mediums by which audio trading is publicized may not be commercialized. Therefore newsletters, web sites, clubs, or any other communication forum facilitating audio trading cannot accept advertising, offer links for compensation, exploit databases compiled from their traffic, or otherwise derive any commercial profit in any form. Stores or businesses may not offer to duplicate Burden|Hand media for customers or sell or otherwise provide media containing unreleased Burden|Hand music for any price. A statement of compliance with this policy must be clearly posted on all web sites engaged in trading activity.
If the band chooses to offer for sale (via physical media such as CD, or via digital download) a particular performance by Burden|Hand, this Official version will take precedence over amateur recordings being offered for download. In these instances, we require that digital audio repositories remove any recording of these particular performances from their collections within 7 days of Burden|Hand announcing the intention to release, whichever is earlier. Notwithstanding the above, Burden|Hand reserve the right to require immediate removal of any unreleased Burden|Hand material.
Please do not hesitate to inform us of any individuals who are in violation of these policies or contact us with any questions.